The Time Is Right

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The Time Is Right
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Studio album by Lou Donaldson
Released Early April 1960[1]
Recorded October 31 & November 28, 1959
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Jazz
Length 37:01
Label Blue Note
BST 84025
Producer Alfred Lion
Lou Donaldson chronology
LD + 3
(1959)LD + 31959
The Time Is Right
(1959)
Sunny Side Up
(1960)Sunny Side Up1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

The Time Is Right is an album by jazz saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Donaldson with Blue Mitchell, Horace Parlan, Laymon Jackson, Dave Bailey, and Ray Barretto with Sam Jones and Al Harewood replacing Jackson and Bailey on one track.[3] The album was awarded 3 stars in an Allmusic review.[4] It was released on CD only in Japan.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Lou's Blues" (Donaldson) - 5:55
  2. "Be My Love" (Nicholas Brodszky, Sammy Cahn) - 5:45
  3. "Idaho" (Jesse Stone) - 5:10
  4. "The Nearness of You" (Hoagy Carmichael, Ned Washington) - 4:42
  5. "Mack the Knife" (Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Kurt Weill) - 5:17
  6. "Crosstown Shuffle" (Donaldson) - 5:15
  7. "Tangerine" - (Johnny Mercer, Victor Schertzinger) - 4:57

Recorded on October 31 (tracks 1, 2, 4-7) and November 28 (track 3), 1959.

Personnel[edit]

Tracks 1, 2, 4-7

Track 3

  • Lou Donaldson - alto saxophone
  • Horace Parlan - piano
  • Blue Mitchell - trumpet
  • Sam Jones - bass
  • Al Harewood - drums

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Billboard Apr 18, 1960
  2. ^ Allmusic Review
  3. ^ Lou Donaldson discography accessed December 4, 2009.
  4. ^ Allmusic Review accessed December 4, 2009.